Where are some trustworthy storage units?

Asked by Clinsen, Oakland, CA Tue Apr 9, 2013

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Nora Moore, Home Buyer, American Fork, UT
Mon Jan 26, 2015
It's a good idea to do some research before you get a storage unit. Some are built in places where there isn't as much drainage, so they might flood. Looking for reviews online can be a big help. I hope you find a good one soon. http://www.regencyStorage.com
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If I were you, I would call around to local friends and family. They should know who recommend you to as well as help you know what to look for. I think this is the best way to figure out what you need to know. I would recommend calling them as soon as you can! http://www.storagestation.ca
Flag Wed Mar 18, 2015
I agree with Nora, you should check the area out to see how secure it is. You should make sure that you find a storage facility that has a big gate in front of it as well. I think that the most important thing to look for is if your things are going to be secure. Do your research in advance and you should be fine. http://www.americanstoragesalem.com/units_facilities/
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Jalusaktii, Home Buyer, Oakland, CA
Thu Sep 8, 2016
I think the best type of storage units are the ones that take care of all the concerns you have for your stuff. Safety and security are really important ones, as well as location, cost, and contracts. It's important to make sure that you and the company both agree on the amount of time you will be using the unit. What's most important is to keep looking around until you get just what you want. There are tons of options, so don't settle for too much less than you actually want/need.
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Transportthe…, Home Buyer, Oakland, CA
Wed Jul 27, 2016
there are many options available for storage, fast movers also have storage facility i found online they have lots of storage spaces this is the link to follow http://www.fastindiamovers.com
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Celine Sande…, Home Buyer, Walla Walla, WA
Thu Apr 9, 2015
I can agree with Nora in the comments with doing your research. However, what is productive research you might ask? You should compare written quotes of different companies, see the differences of the storage rooms and sizes, and consider how long the lease would have to be for certain prices. I would also look at the reviews of both storage companies to see if anyone has had good or bad experiences. Often times you can get a "feel" for the company after reading reviews. Hope this helps, Clinsen!
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Gerald Vonbe…, Home Buyer, Jackson Springs, NC
Tue Mar 17, 2015
I'm not aware of any in your area, but I have some tips on how to determine which ones are good storage facilities to go with. First of all, you should look for a place that has good security measures, such as gates, codes, surveillance and manned offices. You'll also want to make sure that they're open about what size of units they offer and what size you need. http://www.middletownstorage.net
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Myersjulie31, Home Buyer, Blakeslee, PA
Tue Mar 17, 2015
To find a good storage unit, it might be best to look at reviews. Then you can find a few places to go look at, and then look around and see what you think. It would also be a good idea to talk to the owners so that you can see if they are trustworthy people. Another helpful step would be to look at each of the storage units to see which ones look like they would be best for you!
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Caleb Hart, Renter, Orem, UT
Wed Feb 25, 2015
There's a bunch of different companies that really are not better or worse than others. It's just important that you feel secure about putting your stuff in their lockers. You can go to some of the facilities and check out their storage unit security. http://www.capitolcityministorage.org/
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lewisremingt…, Home Owner, Rochester, NY
Tue Feb 10, 2015
I think most storage units are going to be pretty trustworthy, so I'd recommend finding some near you and visiting them to get a general feel for how they're run and what the space you'd be renting would be like. You can tell a lot about an establishment by the vibe you pick up from the staff and the environment. You can also ask around to see if you know anyone who's had a good experience with a certain one.
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Gerald Vonbe…, Home Buyer, Jackson Springs, NC
Thu Jan 22, 2015
That's actually a really good question. I've been looking for a while now. I understand why you'd be looking for something like that though. I plan on putting a lot of valuables in my storage unit, including some art and my wife's wedding dress. You want to make sure that the storage is as secure as possible. I'm sure there are storage facilities that take good security measures to make sure that no one breaks in. http://www.crystallakestorageunits.com
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I think it depends on the area you're looking for. I would suggest looking at Yellow Pages and seeing if they have any around your desired location. Although dated, they can actually be pretty helpful! Good luck and I hope everything works out for you! http://huntstorage.com/locations/
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Angela Killp…, , Rapid City, SD
Fri Dec 12, 2014
Somebody below me mentioned going to Yelp to find storage units. Checking reviews on the internet isn't a bad idea if you're trying to find a storage unit! I would also recommend visiting the different units, as that can also help you decide if you like the feel of the place and what the management and customer service is like. I wish you luck in your storage unit hunt! http://www.sperrystorage.com/services.html
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Reviews on the internet can help a bit. I would recommend asking friends and family if they know of any. My sister is looking for a good storage unit in the same area. She wants to rush in and find the closest one, but I've recommended she do her research.
Flag Fri Jan 9, 2015
I agree that checking reviews on the internet could end up being very helpful! Having someone's opinion who has dealt with a certain unit before could end up giving you great advice. I would highly look into that if I were you. Good luck and I hope you find what you're looking for! http://www.spacebank.net/self-storage-pasadena.htm
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Vilma Teodoro, , Provo, UT
Fri Dec 12, 2014
Since storage units vary from state to state and even city to city, it is always best to ask your friends and neighbors for referrals. They will be able to recommend the best storage unit in your area. However, if you are going to be shopping around, pay attention to the customer service, cleanliness, and security features of each storage unit. You will probably get a good feel for which unit is prime for you just by visiting the locations.
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I think that it depends on your area. I would call around to friend's and family to see if they have any recommendations for you. Having already had experience, they will know where to guide you to help you the most. Good luck and I hope everything works out for you! http://www.rentashed.net.au/burleigh-storage/
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Amber Johnson, , Brookhaven, Raleigh, NC
Tue Nov 25, 2014
I think when you are moving you find all kinds of things you didn't even know that you had. Storing some of things kinds of things can be a great way to de-clutter your home. I am looking for mini storage myself, and I think a good way to go about it is to ask for referrals in your area. Then you can find a local place. http://www.bakerviewstorage.com/Contact_Us.htm?
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I think it depends on the area you're living in. I would contact some locals that have lived there for awhile to see if they know of any places you could try. They will most likely have the best places for you to look. Good luck and I hope you are able to find what you're looking for! http://www.ralphpalmisanomovers.com/storage.html
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Wally West, Home Buyer, Provo, UT
Mon Nov 24, 2014
I have a rental space that I keep all of my decorations in. Every year I put out decorations for Halloween and Christmas and I don't have enough room to store all of that in my house. When I need to set up the decorations all I need to do is go to the storage unit and get my stuff. When I am done I go put it away where it can't clutter my house and it is lovely.

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I think it depends on your area. I would call around to local friends and family and see if they have any recommendations for you. People who have experience with certain storage units are sure to be the best source! Good luck and I hope everything works out for you! http://www.thebunkerselfstorage.com/Storage-Unit-Rentals-Marlborough-MA.html
Flag Wed Jan 7, 2015
I think you can find a good storage rental units in your area. It's all just a matter of Googling storage unit companies in your area and looking at all the reviews. I would visit the place in person, but the reviews will definitely give you a good start. http://www.storitestorageak.com
Flag Fri Dec 19, 2014
Zeda Jackson, Home Buyer, Fullerton, CA
Tue Oct 28, 2014
This is always a great question to ask! My personal preference is based off of reviews from my family and friends. It is important to find a storage unit that has a 24/7 security system running so that no one stills your belongings. http://www.gorstselfstorage.com/info.html
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I would have to agree with Zeda that it's a good idea to ask the people around you for recommendations. That's the easiest way to find good trustworthy storage places. You should be able to figure it out. http://www.storagekamloops.ca/
Flag Thu Dec 11, 2014
Mary Jane Pr…, Home Buyer, Provo, UT
Thu Oct 16, 2014
I feel like the best way for you to find good storage units is to ask for references from your friends and family. If you ask people that you trust you should have no problem finding a great storage unit in your area. I would also suggest looking around to find the best storage unit for you that fits in your budget. The search can be long, but it is worth it in the long run.

Mary Jane | http://www.cloverdaletenmilestorage.com/about.html
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I agree Mary, I have had a lot of luck asking for recommendations from friends and family. It is a really quick way to find the best options quickly. I'd also suggest reading reviews. There are plenty of review sites out there that can help you find a good fit. http://www.seacoastministorage.com
Flag Wed Oct 22, 2014
Mike Lintro, Home Buyer, Provo, UT
Wed Oct 1, 2014
I always recommend to use yelp or something in your area. Its hard to know which is the best. But usually user reviews help the most in deciding. http://www.seacoastministorage.com
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I think it depends on your area. I would call friends and family around the area where you looking to see if they have any good suggestions. They should be able to give you a couple ideas. Good luck and I hope everything works out for you! http://www.accessselfstorage.org
Flag Fri Jan 2, 2015
fosterkicks99, , 78052
Wed Aug 20, 2014
Depending on the city you live in, a lot of places. Some even have people on site all the time to help against bad things happening to your items stored there. I'd look for a place like that, if that might give you more piece of mind.
Michael Foster http://www.abigaselfstorage.com
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Aaron Truong, Agent, Fremont, CA
Fri Jan 24, 2014
I recommend searching on Yelp.com. Yelp has become a very reliable source providing reviews from customers.
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Graham Willi…, Home Buyer, West, TX
Mon Dec 9, 2013
For sure just google it. When we moved to Ottowa we found a great storage facility that kept our stuff secure while we got situated.
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I would have to agree that Google is a good resource, but be careful. You are going to want to see some reviews and recommendations before making any decisions. I would even go look at the facilities, because then you can get a good idea for if you want to rent storage from them. http://www.yellowheadstorage.ca
Flag Fri Jan 23, 2015
Pacita Dimac…, Agent, Oakland, CA
Tue Jun 18, 2013
My first requirement for a storage unit is that the place is brightly lit. It must have secure access to go in, and secure access to get out.

Finally -- think of what your most basic requirements are. Do you want to be able to drive your car right to your storage unit? That should eliminate some facilities.

Yelp also provides good feedback. Google the storage units near where you want to go, choose a few, then check them out on yelp.

For example, here's one with 4 1/2 stars from 20 interviewers

Good luck.
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Secure access is a must, but so is around-the-clock access. If you can't get to your things whenever you need them, then maybe you should look elsewhere. Also, make sure to check sizes before you buy anything. Storage units can vary a lot. | http://www.u-stor-it-gf.com
Flag Tue Jan 27, 2015
Ron Thomas, Agent, Fresno, CA
Tue Apr 9, 2013
You GOOGLE "storage, oakland"
or you can let your fingers do the walking thru the Yellow Pages.
New ideas!
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Yellow Pages???? Is it 1996? I recommend Yelp for sure.
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